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Nov 19, 2012 9:00am PST
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Nov 13, 2012 10:00pm PST
, something will actually happen, and everyone's tax rates will go up. joining me, justin reuben and ezra klein. ezra, i want to start with you on something. justin was in the room with the president today, i am going to torture him in a second to get what the president said. we have what's being treated as breaking news tonight by some of the newspapers that the president's tax revenue target in going forward is 1.6 trillion. it is something he said before when he said his opening position negotiating this is his past budget position. but what is the emphasis now on the 1.6 trillion in additional tax revenue due to where the tax discussions are going to go. >> they are looking for 1.6 trillion. but people are missing what's important about the white house position. what the white house is saying and this matters for these negotiations, john boehner's position is he is open to revenue, but not if it includes increasing the top tax rate. he is only doing it through some mystery process of tax reform where you have a large amount of revenue, but still at 35% of the top tax rate or if boehne
Nov 2, 2012 1:00pm PDT
the economy and the american job market will still be stagnant. >> rousing stuff there. joining us is ezra klein of the "washington post." good afternoon. >> good afternoon. >> a jobs report this late into the election isn't likely to sway a significant number of voters, but for the past few months romney has kept losing his talking points. what does he do now? >> well, i mean, he says it remains a bad economy which is not growing fast enough. i would actually give him one of the talking points you took. it's true people rejoined the labor force this month but a lot have dropped out of it since four years ago. the problem with the talking point, the problem with all of romney talking points is the entire economy is not about obama. romney does appear to believe the president has magic definitive powers about -- >> that is the central irony of this man's claim, isn't it? >> a couple years ago when george w. bush is being blamed for a weak economy, nothing like the one he bequeathed to president obama, romney said it is ridiculous to blame a president for a weak economy given that he came in
Nov 1, 2012 3:00am PDT
of presents, the reverend al sharpton. >> also ezra klein. you're watching "morning joe" brewed by starbucks. no, no, no, stop! humans -- one day, we're coming up with the theory of relativity, the next... stop, stop, stop! my car! not so much. but that's okay. you're covered with great ideas like optional better car replacement from liberty mutual insurance. total your car, and we give you the money to buy one a model year newer. learn about it at liberty mutual insurance. responsibility -- what's your policy? ♪ come on up for the rising >>> governor christie, throughout this process, has been responsive. he's been aggressive in making sure that the state got out in front of this incredible storm. and i think the people of new jersey recognize that he has put his heart and soul into making sure that the people of new jersey bounce back even stronger than before. so i just want to thank him for his extraordinary leadership and partnership. >> top of the hour. a live look at national airport in washington, d.c. welcome back to "morning joe." joining us now, we have the ho
Nov 14, 2012 3:00pm PST
want this fight, republicans? democrat from pennsylvania chuck fatah and ezra klein, msnbc policy analyst. he's writing about the fight over taxes today and the piece is called "the big question: how, not whether, to raise taxes." thank you for joining me tonight. >> thank you. >> good to be here. >> congressman, do you think republicans will make a deal or is this 2010 with the tea party all over again? >> well, what the public needs to understand is the income tax system is not fair to them. there is a report done by the congress each year by the joint committee on taxation. shows thousands of americans who filed income taxes who made over a million dollars who paid zero in federal income taxes. our corporate tax rates are unfair to certain businesses. two-thirds of american corporations pay nothing in terms of corporate taxes. we need to reform the system. what the president is saying is that we are not going to have a system in which the middle class bears the bulk of the burden. i know ezra has seen it. perfectly legal which is a book written by the leading surprise winner ta
Nov 21, 2012 7:00pm PST
'donnell guest hosted by the spectacular ezra kline. good evening. >> good evening, rachel. i am glad to know other people bring charts to thanksgiving dinner. >> we're preparing them so america can do that. awesome. thanks. >> have a great thanksgiving. >> you, too. you know what i am thankful for this thanksgiving? i am thankful elections, they have consequences. >> the time for bickering is over. the time for games has passed. now is the time to deliver on health care. >> have you read the bill? hell, no, you haven't. >> the supreme court has upheld president obama's health care law. >> the health care law. >> the signature achievement of barack obama's presidency. >> now they're trying to drag it into the negotiations over the fiscal cliff. >> we have a new message from congressman boehner. >> we can't afford it, we can't afford it and we can't afford to leave it in tact. that's not a new message. >> can you say it was done openly? >> that is not a new message. >> they have been defeated three times. >> we had an election. >> the american people have spoken. >> elections have consequences
Nov 18, 2012 3:30am PST
sponsor. >> okay. good afternoon president fong and planning commissioners. i am ezra mercy and representing jackson pacific and art stone who collectively are the sponsor and developer for 340 fremont street. as mr. teague mentioned 340 fremont is approved residential project consisting of 348 apartments and 269 parking spaces and code complying 400-foot tower. there is no change in ownership. the same sponsor remains in place and we look forward to going forward with construction next year and we our 2005 site ap was supplemented in august and provide the documents for construction. we demonstrate our commitment to the plan and we look forward to a groundbreaking next year. the rincon plan adopted in 2006 will transform the area into a mix use downtown neighborhood with significant housing presence and provide range of services and amenities that support urban living and set the stage for rincon hill to be home to 10,000 resident s. the plan shows why it's a high priority site and containing large parcels that could accommodate significant high density housing. anot
Nov 2, 2012 7:00pm PDT
, i will take a jobs tour. it's going to have to be a foreign trip. >> joining me now ezra klein and eugene robinson. it was a strong week for the conspiracy theoryists about the unemployment numbers. first the theory was that the president would use hurricane sandy and its effects possibly on washington, d.c. as an excuse for delaying the jobs report until after the election. and then of course as of yesterday when they knew it was coming out, they were absolutely convinced that they would cook the books. and so we saw an up tick o of .1%. >> it's a reverse psychology ploy that the obama folks are trying but it won't work. none of what the conspiracy theoryists thought would happen in fact happened and there was an uptick in the percentage and a decent number of new jobs. and so it really allows both campaigns to continue with their main economic narratives. the obama narrative that things are getting better, let's stay the course and the romney narrative that things aren't getting better fast enough. >> mitt romney brought up the booming debt ceiling situation. there's going t
Nov 19, 2012 6:00pm PST
that might have a big impact on us as a country is ezra cline, msnbc's policy analyst. thank you for being here. >> good evening. >> i think if there was a young handsome guy committee, you'd be the guy who would be born. >> you're going to make me blush. >> i've been try iing for yeerd. when i say elizabeth warren was born for the banking committee, it's as natural a fit. do you see it that way? that's the natural fit for her? >> yeah. and everybody else does too. i have a hip sters take. i liked her before her stuff became cool when she was doing papers on bankruptcy. and so i think it's important to say that banking committees more than just wall street, it's also bankruptcy and the credit card bill and all these things. but i made a number of calls today to try to talk to people who would know how the process is going. and almost to a person when i talked to them, this is not going to be a problem here. people seem to assume this would be a smooth process and she would end up on the committee. they didn't see wall street's leverage. >> people do not need to be confirmed by the larger s
Nov 20, 2012 8:00am PST
later? joining me now is ezra kleine, a columnist for "the washington post." you like to call it something else, the austerity crisis. we have to brand this so people know exactly what we're talking about. let's talk about what you raefr to as tax now, tax later on the question you pose. let's start with the possibility of tax now which is the preference of the president's team and something that they say that they are not going to back away from which is basically to implement tax hikes for the top earners. what advantages does tax now provide the president? >> right. so the white house wants to let the bush tax hikes expire for the rich, incomes over $250,000. that would raise about a trillion dollars over the next decade. now what republicans want and the other alternative here is to agree on some kind of framework for tax reform and the reason the white house doesn't want to do that is one thing they came away thinking after their 2011 negotiations to speaker boehner, you kind of can't trust the republican approach to tax reform, they talk a big game, and then you get into
Nov 21, 2012 10:00pm PST
and the federal government to try to get people engaged in the bill? >> ezra, you know, this is a legacy for the president. so this has got to be a high priority for this administration. it is our hope that the white house directly will play a significant role. we would love to see the first lady play a significant role. i think she is an eloquent spokesperson and remember we're going to have to really target those groups that are more likely to be uninsured and they happen to be the same people targeted during the elections, people from communities of color, young adults, so i think the white house can play a very effective role. >> thank you so much for joining me and have a happy thanksgiving. >> you, too, ezra. >> coming up, the science behind the victory, obama's victory and what the administration can do with all of that data. and later why i have come to hate the movie mr. smith goes to washington. and the unusual mystical connection between the 47% and star trek. [ male announcer ] it's that time of year again. time for citi price rewind. because your daughter really wants that p
Nov 26, 2012 7:00pm PST
that achieves that. >> joining me now, ezra klein. so now, warren buffett is to the left of the democratic party because to say it's a minimum income tax is to remove the opportunity for certain kinds of tax deductions this those filers have that reduce their effective rates. he's arguing to put in technical terms, a kind of super alternative minimum tax. >> it should be no surprise that he does believe in the buffett tax. if you had a 35% tax rate for people making more than a million dollars, that is very high. if you're somebody like mitt romney or a hedge fund investors, you're paying about a 15% tax rate. your taxes overnight would more than double. that is huge. and one that buffett makes a good case, would not really change your incentives to invest very much. the difference between you paying 15% or 35% on an investment opportunity, is not the difference between you making a profit and not making a profit. it is the deference between you making a 70% profit and an 85% profit. a lot of people still want to make a 75% profit. >> or in the norquist world, it's the ability to make a zero pro
Nov 7, 2012 6:00am EST
castro. and we'll bring in "washington post" columnist ezra klein and marc morial. you're watching "morning joe" live from 30 rock. ♪ lookin' good, flo! feelin' good! feelin' real good! [ engine revs ] boat protection people love. now, that's progressive. call or click today. two. three. my credit card rewards are easy to remember. with the bankamericard cash rewards credit card, i earn 1% cash back everywhere, every time. [ both ] 2% back on groceries. [ all ] 3% on gas! no hoops to jump through. i earn more cash back on the things i buy most. [ woman in pet store ] it's as easy as... [ all ] one! -two. -[ all ] three! [ male announcer ] the bankamericard cash rewards credit card. apply online or at a bank of america near you. >>> i want to thank my friend and partner of the last four years america's happy warrior, the best vice president anybody could ever hope for, joe biden. >> 42 past the hour. joining us now columnist for "the washington post" and msnbcs policy analyst ezra klein, president and ceo marc morial. donny deutsch is with us along with margaret carlson and marc m
Nov 7, 2012 3:00am PST
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Nov 7, 2012 9:00am PST
on day one but the president's re-election implementation. ezra klein notes the president's financial reforms and expiring bush tax cuts are victories ensured by last night's results. he writes -- in 2008 the election was a vote for hope in 2012 his re-election carries achange. joining us is presidential historian michael thanks for joining the program. >> pleasure alex. >> really interesting here in terms of how president obama is treated in the long arc of had history and i guess can you give us an example, the historian you are, of previous presidents that have had rocky first terms but whose second terms cement their first terms? >> they generally don't tend to because alex if you look over the last century, usually these two-termres have the awful second terms, almost without exception. lot of reasons for that. but one of them has been is the best case of this or lbj, during the first term and in lbj's case 1964, there are as lot of things they want they'll be politically controversial get a big re-election and then a president that doesn't have to worry a
Nov 20, 2012 7:00pm PST
on this hill anymore. >>> good evening. i'm ezra cline in for lawrence o'donnell. the craziest thing is happening in washington right now. you've probably heard of the fiscal cliff or as lawrence likes to call it, the fiscal curve or as my friend calls t the austerity bomb. whatever you would like to call it, it does not look like it's going to happen. it doesn't just look like we're going to avoid a crisis. at this moment today, and this can change, it looks like we're going to avoid an almost-crisis too. they might wrap it it up and go home for christmas. almost everyone i have talked to has been weirdly confident and upbeat about where this is going. this shouldn't be an amazing thing for me to tell you. i shouldn't be coming to you saying, look, congress might not blow up the economy for no good reason. or if i do have to say it, i shouldn't sound excited about it. that should be a given. but in recent years, it has not been a given. and the reason it hasn't been is in some ways traceable to this guy. you know that guy. that is grover norquist. if you go by his name or his pictur
Nov 20, 2012 9:00pm PST
. that does it for us tonight. we'll see you tomorrow night. it's time for "the last word" hosted by ezra cline. good evening, mr. clien. >> g
Nov 21, 2012 11:00pm PST
does explain it all. that is the last word. i am ezra pine for lawrence o'donnell. read more of my work at have a great thanksgiving. >>> the republican agony continues. let's play "hardball." >>> good evening i'm chris matthews in washington. let me start with this. being right means never having to say you're sorry. the hard right isn't about to say they need to get more moderate. their staking to their attitude, taxes, the works. the people who hate to lose are blaming the right. the people who hate the center almost just as much as the left are saying they're right and they're going to not budge an inch. this looks like a fight with legs and not a bad spectator sport for progressives as napoleon once said, never interrupt your enemy when he's making a mistake. robert traynham and erin pikes. this should be an interesting match-up, you two. let's talk about this situation. i want to show you a tape from deny senior on "morning joe," a foreign adviser to mitt romney. he took on mitt romney critics have been filing on him. >> tens of thousands of people, you could hear th
Nov 14, 2012 6:00am EST
do not know of people read ezra klein's column today about all the things that have happened. the money for the financial institutions being passed. the recovery act been passed. really dramatic health care changes being made. these are real things that have happened. you may not agree with them but those are real accomplishments. one war ended, a nother one being put to a close. if you think about what he inherited, it was a remarkable set of circumstances. -- staggering set of circumstances. i'm not sure he had much time to choose members of -- as previous presidents have your years to it -- he was dealing with one crisis after another. i can just say for me, i have been at the white house more under this president and all the other presidents i have served with combined. he is a serious guy. i expect that you will see now that a lot of these other things are not in crisis mode that there will be more engagement with individuals on capitol hill. i think that would be a good thing. >> the you need at the moment like this an lbj type a personality? should we be able to rely o
Nov 1, 2012 5:00pm PDT
a deal for the public good. such skewed logic is horrific to read. credit ezra klein and some others for shining the light on this and shame on those who are rewarding the worst form of politics we've seen in many presidential cycles and the politicians whose campaigns have neither the guts nor will to speak truth to the public about their views on the tough issues we face. that's my view. what you're saying. (vo) she's joy behar. >>current will let me say anything. >> eliot: it seems like an odd thing to have to point out. but it's difficult to have electronic voting without electricity. few thought this would be an issue leading into election day with at least six states including the key swing states of ohio and pennsylvania that rely on electronic voting suffering serious power outages some election day plans may be severely disrupted. even for those voting early on paper ballots hurricane sandy has caused major logistical issues. in an election year filled with voter i.d. laws and voter suppression efforts t
Nov 8, 2012 8:00am PST
analyst and washington post columnist ezra klein. let's get into this. part of the sticking point are the bush-era tax cuts. the president drew a line in the sand and said no extension for those making more than $250,000. is this a game of chicken, and if so, who's going to blink first? >> it is a game of chicken. the fiscal cliff, i always like to call it the fiscal collision. you're dealing with two competing priorities. a lot of people say they want deficit reduction, but if you really get to the bottom of the fiscal cliff, what people are scared of is there will be too much deficit reduction too quick. too many tax increases and too many spending cuts that will send us into recession. the question is how do you ballet need for more stimulus against the need for more deficit reduction? what boehner and obama are currently dealing with right now is a potential deal to not increase taxes by raising tax rates. if you look carefully at what boehner is saying, kweeps saying we don't need to raise tax rates but possibly to raise revenues by reforming the tax code. by closeding loopho
Nov 14, 2012 9:00am PST
durbin has signed off on. >> jonathan i want to go back to you, ezra klein has a good analysis in "the washington post" about what kind of game of hardball we're playing here. the president announced $1.6 trillion he wants to raise in new revenue more than you can feesbly as tim geithner put it raise than just closing loopholes. that is a reputation of what john boehner suggested in the days since the president has been re-elected. >> that's totally right. a key point, the simpson-bowles tax idea is kind of a magic pony, right. everyone agrees in the ab instruct, we can bring down the rates, close loopholes and deductions and raise revenue. if that's such a wonderful idea how come it's only come up now. how come no one has done it. the reason is because it's really, really hard politically. once you get into the specifics. if you're trying to tie all the revenue to this abstract tax reform idea you're going to get into a position where the revenue is about never going to happen because once you get into reality it doesn't materialize. >> you have to do both, john. you have to do -- you
Nov 16, 2012 9:00am PST
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Nov 18, 2012 2:00pm EST
pretty effective. looking back, i do not know of people read ezra klein's column today about all the things that have happened. the money for the financial institutions being passed. really dramatic health care changes being made. these are real things that have happened. you may not agree with them but those are real accomplishments. one war ended, a nother one being put to a close. if you think about what he inherited, it was a remarkable set of circumstances. i'm not sure he had much time to choose members of -- as previous presidents have your years to it -- he was dealing with one crisis after another. i can just say for me, i have been at the white house more under this president and all the other presidents i have served with combined. he is a serious guy. i expect that you will see now that a lot of these other things are not in crisis mode that there will be more engagement with individuals on capitol hill. i think that would be a good thing. >> the you need at the moment like this an lbj type a personality? should we be able to rely on the vaster institutions we have he
Nov 24, 2012 7:00am EST
to 67. i would point out one other thing. i saw an interesting article by ezra klein in the washington post. he was quoting someone who was making $50 million or $20 million a year. the a set -- $15 million or $20 million per year. he does not need medicare. there are low income seniors. they are getting close to 65 and they are saying, i am tired of working. i have been paying into medicare and social security all my life. i am looking forward to those medicare benefits. they do not have the financial wherewithal to withstand that change. i do not favor raising the age on medicare recipients. host: we are talking about health care and other economic issues for older americans, folks over the age of 60 with jim martin. he is the president of 60 plus association. we have a special line for those over the age of 65. 202-585-3883. our next call comes from charlie in pittsburgh on our line for republicans. caller: thank you for c-span and think you, mr. martin, for having an organization for republican voters over the age of 60. my question is about tax reform. i am in the same position as
Nov 29, 2012 1:00pm EST
from something that ezra kline said. in an article, why rich guys want to raise the retirement age. this is in "the washington post." he says, the first point worth making here is that the country's economy has grown 15-fold since social security was passed into law and one of the things the richest society in the world has ever known can buy is a decentre tirmente for people who don't have jobs they love and who don't want to work forever. i think that's right. it's reich, really, we can't afford -- this is one of the things that we absolutely have to cut. i wanted to make a point about some of these guys, the 7 -- the 71 c.e.o.'s on the fix the debt group that wrote this letter about the things that need to be done and included the cuts. so here's -- mr. ellison: would the gentlelady yield for a moment? is not bailing them out on that list? is not having to bail them out? ms. schakowsky: bailing them out, that's then. get over it. of course they got a lot of money from taxpayers. why do you keep bringing that up, mr. ellison. that was just a fine thing to do. but here, the 71 fix
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